Alfred Younges Kirkland, Sr.

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Alfred Younges Sr. Kirkland (October 6, 1917 – March 19, 2004) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Elgin, Illinois, Kirkland received a B.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1941 and a J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law in 1943. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois in 1943, but quickly left his practice to serve in the United States Army as a Lieutenant in the Infantry from 1943 to 1946. He was in private practice in Elgin, Illinois from 1946 to 1973, also serving as a special assistant state attorney general of Illinois from 1969 to 1973. He was a judge in the Circuit Court of Illinois, 16th Judicial Circuit from 1973 to 1974.

On December 11, 1974, Kirkland was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by William J. Bauer. Kirkland was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1974, and received his commission on December 21, 1974. He assumed senior status due to certified disability on April 30, 1979, and served in that capacity until his death, in Elgin, Illinois.

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Preceded by
William Joseph Bauer
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1974–1979
Succeeded by
Charles Petros Kocoras